0991 Supply Chain Finance and Risk Management I (SCF I)
Dipl.-Vw.Dr. Hans-Joachim Schramm
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/27/22 to 09/27/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Master Programs
Day Date Time Room
Monday 10/03/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.030
Monday 10/10/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.030
Monday 10/17/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.030
Monday 10/24/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.030
Monday 11/07/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.030
Monday 11/14/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.030
Monday 11/21/22 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM TC.5.03

The lecture is organized as follows:

  1. Introduction:
    1.1. Economic and Academic Background
    1.2. Definition
  2. Financial Supply Chain Management: Conceptual Framework
    2.1. Supply Chain Strategies
    2.2. Shareholder Value Creation
    2.3. Supply Chain Drivers for Cash Flow Maximization
    2.4. Supply Chain Drivers for Risk Mitigation
  3. Supply Chain Financing: Concepts and Ecosystem
  4. Supply Chain Finance Systems: Value proposition and Implementation
Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the module, students should be able to understand and measure the impact of supply chain management on the financial performance of the companies involved. Basic definitions, company valuation methods as well as supply chain value drivers will be introduced. Further, students should achieve an understanding how to apply supply chain finance in stable and volatile market environments.

Attendance requirements

Attendance of minimum 80% (or 5/6 sessions) is mandatory.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Teaching will be on WU Campus. Only if absolutely necessary this class would switch to full distance mode. Even in the remote format, the sessions will take place within the announced time slots.


Individual Level (60%):

  • Final written exam

Group Level (40%):

  • Case Study with group presentation based on completeness and quality of content (30%), group presentation and discussion in-class (10%).



  • Excellent (1): 90% - 100.0%
  • Good (2): 80% - <90%
  • Satisfactory (3): 70% - <80%
  • Sufficient (4): 60.0% - <70%
  • Fail (5): <60.0%
Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Incoming students (exchange programs): min. 10 ECTS credits in Logistics and/or Supply Chain Management, and min. 5 ECTS in Financial Accounting (balance sheet, profit and loss statement and cash flow statement) are required.

1 Author: Hussey, R.

Fundamentals of International Financial Accounting and Reporting

Publisher: Singapore [u.a.]: World Scientific Publ.
Remarks: ISBN 978-981-4280-23-5 ; ISBN 981-4280-23-2
Year: 2010
Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
Type: Book
2 Author: Templar et al. (2020)

Financing the end-to-end supply chain : a reference guide to supply chain finance

Publisher: Kogan Page
Edition: 2nd ed.
Remarks: ISBN 9781789663488 ; 9781789663518
Year: 2020
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Content relevant for diploma examination: No
Recommendation: Strongly recommended (but no absolute necessity for purchase)
Type: Book
3 Author: Rappaport, A
Title: Creating shareholder value - A guide for managers and investors

Publisher: Free Press: New York.
Edition: 2nd
Year: 1998
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Content relevant for diploma examination: No
Recommendation: Reference literature
Type: Book
4 Author: Stewart, G.B.
Title: The quest for value: the EVA management guide

Publisher: Harper Business: New York
Year: 1991
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Content relevant for diploma examination: No
Recommendation: Reference literature
Type: Book
Recommended previous knowledge and skills

- Basic concepts of logistics, supply chain management and strategies

- Basic concepts of financial accounting (balance sheet, profit and loss statement, cash flow statement)

Availability of lecturer(s)

upon request –

Full list of readings is distributed via Learn@WU
Unit details
Unit Date Contents

Introduction: Economic and Academic Background, Definition, Supply Chain Strategies


Shareholder value creation, Supply chain drivers for cash-flow maximization


Supply chain value drivers for risk mitigation


Supply Chain Financing: Concept and Ecosystem


Supply Chain Finance Solutions: Value proposition and Implementation


Case study group presentations and discussion in-class


Final written exam

Last edited: 2022-09-26